Working out is a necessary evil. Most of us want to live long and healthy lives, so exercising becomes something that we feel like we have to do in order to make that happen. But even though we know that we should be doing it, that doesn’t mean that it’s something that we want to do. It takes a lot of time and effort to make your way to the gym. Luckily for us, some wonderful people have come up with quick workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home. The best part is that you don’t even need any fancy equipment for these!
10 Tricep Dips
One particular exercise that we happen to be really fond of is tricep dips. All you need is a chair or something else of a similar height. If there is nothing like that around the house, then this move can be done on the floor.
Both hands should be placed shoulder-width distance apart on the chair. The butt, however, should not be sitting on the chair. Instead, it should be in front of the chair and both legs should be extended out in front. Next, the elbows need to start bending until they're at a 90-degree angle. After reaching this point, the elbows straighten back out until both arms are straight once again. This is one rep. Do this 15-20 times for three times in a row.
9 Bicep Curls
Bicep curls can be done even if you don’t have weights. All one has to do is search for something that has handles and that’s going to be heavy enough to lift.
When attempting a bicep curl, the arms start off down by the side with the weighted item in each hand. Next, the elbows need to bend until the forearms are touching the biceps.
8 Pike Press
A pike press works out the shoulders. First, get down on the floor. The hands and feet should be touching the ground so that they mirror the image above. Make sure that the legs are straight and that the hips are up. Arms should be separated so that they are shoulder-width apart. Next, the elbows start to bend until the head is as close to the ground as possible. After that, the elbows start to straighten again. Repeat until you feel the burn!
This move can also be changed up to make workouts more intense. Pace both feet on a chair instead of on the floor!
This routine is just 15 minutes long, and it has different types of exercises that work out your entire leg!
For instance, in order to do a squat, put both legs shoulder-width apart. Next, bend the knees as if you were going to sit in a chair, making sure that the knees stay behind the toes. Straighten the knees in order to return to the original position. Do this for 3 sets with 12 reps each.
Many people out there want to have flat tummies like the ones you see on celebs, but just don’t know where to start. And if you ask me, this routine seems like a pretty nice starting point. With this, you work all of the areas of your abs. It starts with a basic crunch. To do this, begin by laying on the floor face up with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Next, curl the head, shoulders, and upper back off of the ground.
The upper, lower, middle and side parts of your stomach will definitely feel the burn after you’re done with this workout! It may seem like a lot, but just keep that dream body in your mind as you’re working out for some motivation!
Though we aren't yogis, we do understand the benefits of doing yoga, which is why we make sure to do it once a week. High-intensity workouts and weight lifting are important to your fitness, but so is being in tune with your body. Yoga helps you to do that and you don’t have to do it for a long time. This 20-minute routine is easy to do, and it will help to give you that peace of mind that comes with yoga.
One of the poses includes Warrior One. In order to do this one, start in a lunge and extend both hands up above your head! Hold the pose for 40 seconds before switching to the next one on the list. It's as easy as that!
Pushups are an excellent way for you to work out the muscles in your chest. But after you’ve been doing the same standard pushups for a while, you may start to get bored. By adding some of these moves to your routine, you can still work out your pecs but you also won’t have to worry about getting tired of doing the same old thing day after day.
For instance, raised leg pushups are like regular push-ups, but one leg is raised while reps are being completed. Start in a plank. Lift one leg in the air. then bend both elbows until the chest is as close to the ground as possible. Next, straighten the elbows back into the plank position.
The Superman works out all of your back. First, lie face down then extend both arms overhead. Make sure that both legs stay together and go straight out. Next, lift the legs and arms off of the ground and hold them there for five seconds before putting them back on the ground. Then, repeat!
If you’re friends with people who spend a lot of time working out, then, chances are, you’ve probably heard one of them mention HIIT (high-intensity interval training). It's basically a lot of fast-paced movements, in a short time span, in order to burn maximum calories. This is a nice quick workout for newcomers!
One particular movement in this workout is jumping jacks. Start out with both feet touching and both arms hanging down by your side. Next, jump while spreading the feet wider than the shoulders. At the same time, the arms should raise up overhead. Then jump again, returning to the original position.
We love kickboxing because it just so happens to be a full body workout. Routines like this one can keep you fit without having to worry about breaking the bank while doing it!
One move in this routine is a jab. In order to do this, place both feet shoulder-width apart, making sure the legs aren't locked. Ball both hands into fists, making sure that the thumbs are on the outside. Place both fists up by the face. Next, extend one directly in front of you then bring it back to the face, and repeat the same movement with the other arm.